Portrait of Amy Wardle

Amy Wardle

What made you want to study your course at the University?

For me there was never an alternative path but to go on to study at University: whether that was science or the humanities was the only question! I chose my course because I believe that in studying literature you are studying everything: history, science, art – it sees the expression of the human condition.

Describe the aspects of the course that you have enjoyed the most. 

My dissertation truly allowed me the freedom to explore topics I had always been interested in. It would have been impossible to do so to such depth without the help from the University's libraries and resources; the encouragement of the staff at Leeds in seminars, lectures and also reading groups which I was warmly welcomed to engage with.

More than this, the societies at the University of Leeds have ensured that I developed skills which I never would have been able to anywhere else: from my practice of yoga, to climbing and caving. 

What are you planning to do once you graduate?

I am hoping to gain experience through volunteering in conservation and the arts and hopefully working in education, with aims to complete a Forest School teaching qualification before moving on to study a Masters in 2018.